Monte Kiffin’s age has been included nearly every time he has been mentioned since becoming the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Many wonder how a 72-year-old will relate to players in their twenties. On Thursday, Kiffin answered that question outside of the Cowboys’ locker room at their Valley Ranch practice facility.
“I’m 72 going on 52,” Kiffin said. “There are some people 72 going on 82. Don’t worry about me communicating, OK?”
“We are not the 1996 Buccaneers by any sense,” Kiffin said. “We like what we see. We had a big evaluation this past couple of days with Mr. Jones and coach Garrett and Stephen [Jones] and the whole pro personnel department, college scouts and everything else. We talked all about our personnel and looked at it and evaluated it, have gone through every single player. We have a good nucleus here for a 4-3 defense, but we still need to get better, no doubt about it.”
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